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Available at Launch (Bard)

    • 45 posts
    March 2, 2019 1:48 PM PST

    Is there a legit number representing the chance the Bard will be available upon launch?  

    • 40 posts
    March 2, 2019 4:53 PM PST

    Between 0 and 1 (binary)
    Sorry as far as i know its targeted but you never know

    • 66 posts
    March 2, 2019 10:23 PM PST

    more of a chance than necromancer but less of a chance than enchanter

    • 4 posts
    March 4, 2019 3:01 PM PST

    I recall joppa saying in an interview that even though they don't want to put it out there officially, he is confident bard will be in by launch. 

    • 167 posts
    March 4, 2019 10:10 PM PST

    I think we'll see necro and bard at launch. Because the game won't launch until 2020, this will be plenty of time to polish off those classes and add em to the mix

    • 915 posts
    March 5, 2019 5:38 PM PST

    Well, considering Bard is listed in the forum section and Necromancer is not, I would assume it has more chance of appearing than Necro does.

    This post was edited by bigdogchris at March 5, 2019 5:38 PM PST
    • 4397 posts
    March 5, 2019 6:53 PM PST

    I don't know of an exact number, but I can tell you the chance is quite high. Personally, I'm gonna say it must be somewhere in the ballpark of 90% certainty if he's willing to give the "soft announcement" this early:

    And if you watch that video to the end, you'll also hear that the chances of Necromancer being at launch are much less, but we'll see. 

    • 322 posts
    March 5, 2019 7:40 PM PST

    I believe Enchanter is currently the only class that is actually listed as CC and I'd assume Bard would fill that role. For that reason alone I really hope they add bard by launch just to give more options for people interested in CC.

    • 70 posts
    April 24, 2019 2:41 PM PDT

    No bard at launch would be really dissapointing.

    • 7 posts
    May 10, 2019 8:36 PM PDT
    I think it will absolutely be available at launch, they have said as much and even in the latest stream coh had armor on that said bard under classes that could wear it.
    They get the most hype and discussions without a doubt but I hope they don't make up to much of the games population when it releases. Bards , at least on my server, were never that popular which made them more special I think.
    • 764 posts
    May 11, 2019 5:09 AM PDT

    On Project1999 the most popular classes (in order) are Necro, Bard then Mage.  I personally think they're doing their releases according to class population balancing... not because they're incapable of being creative.  (This is also a reason why I "personally" feel they restrict PAL to two races and DL cannot wear heavy armor... yet.  Their population of tank classes would be unbalanced.)  Summoner is the only class that currently exists that hasn't had gameplay revealed for a reason.  Necro won't be available at initial release (maybe a few months later because the class will already be created) and Bard is likely already created but they don't want to hype it up too far out from launch.  (Perhaps people on the fence about playing a melee DPS or ENC would jump ship to the Bard, and it is likely that the Necro will be a highly desireable pet class that would outshine the Summoner in terms of gameplay/flavor). 

    *These are personal opinion/speculation.

    • 8 posts
    May 14, 2019 6:30 PM PDT

    I'm hoping bards will be there at launch.  Finally did the pledge thing after reading it's leaning towards the "yes" side of the fence.


    The bard was my favorite class from UO, EQ and Vanguard.  Funny enough, I think I skipped having a bard in the group when I had Bard Tale II on my Commodore 64 back in the day!  Or was it a rogue? 

    • 46 posts
    September 23, 2019 6:49 PM PDT

    I hope so for the aforementioned CC reasons.  On one of the Dev YouTube streams I saw some Plate gloves drop with "Class: Bard" on it.

    This is a class that I am very interested in exploring! 

    • 36 posts
    January 14, 2020 12:13 PM PST

    Personally, I am looking forward to playing a Bard. 

    It is really the only class that has appealed to me and the reason I made my pledge.

    I have played them in just about every game I have played that has them as an option, they just fit my personality and playstyle in general.

    Currently, there are two projects I am backing; this one and Camelot Unchained: the Bard is the reason.

    If they are not there at release, I will be disappointed and don't see me investing in the game/time to level another class.

    I will not try to get a refund, but I do not see me being very interested in these games if the Bard is not an option.


    • 360 posts
    January 14, 2020 1:37 PM PST

    Its funny. Im a bard through and through, but Im moreso looking forward to the final epic mcquaid vision. If bard is NOT available at launch all that it really amounts to is me playing through the first 50 levels twice AND having a max level alt. If bard was available at launch Id likely never play anything else, as that is my M.O.. Win/win really. Camelot is another high quality game, and hopefully unchained will further branch out from its roots with something worthy. However; I tend to believe that much like EQ and VG, Pantheon will be in a league beyond even camelot, making anything you can accomplish worth while as you wait for the bard to be born into your spoils. See ya at the starting gun!

    • 238 posts
    January 18, 2020 8:40 PM PST

    I really hope they are in for launch, I wont be playing one as Im a cleric. But I love having a bard in my party they offer so much support to the group I never want to leave home without one.

    • 36 posts
    January 29, 2020 11:12 AM PST

    Kellie said:

    I really hope they are in for launch, I wont be playing one as Im a cleric. But I love having a bard in my party they offer so much support to the group I never want to leave home without one.

    Love this! That is why I love being a Bard. Thank you, Kellie.